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Missing 84-year-old woman with dementia is found

Posted at 6:16 AM, Sep 18, 2021

UPDATE: Shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday, the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office issued the following:

"On 09-18-2021 at approximately 0820 hours, the 84-year-old female reporting missing on Truman near 50th Avenue in Fork Township was located by Barryton Community and Evart Area Fire personnel in the woods behind her residence. She was coherent and suffering from hypothermia. She was transported to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital due to her condition, but is expected to make a full recovery.

Agencies assisting during the search for the female were Barryton Community Fire/Rescue, Evart Area Fire/Rescue, Chippewa/Martiny Fire/Rescue, Big Rapids Township Fire/Rescue, the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office, the Michigan State Police and Mecosta County EMS.

The first responders also would like to acknowledge and let the community know the appreciation for their assistance during the search."


Deputies in Mecosta County are searching for an 84-year-old woman who has dementia.

She left a residence on a white golf cart near Truman and 40th Avenue in Fork Township Friday afternoon.

The woman is described as being 5'0 with gray hair, she weighs 80 pounds.

Anyone with any information on the disappearance is asked to call the Central Dispatch unit at 231-796-4811.